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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:50 pm 
lord high faltbotmeister
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Channel 4's "The Games" (shown this evening, Friday 17th, repeated tomorrow Saturday 10.45 am) featured 5 women celebrities running a whitewater slalom course. I'd heard that they tried different boats in training, and snippets of film showed them in various craft including hardshells and whitewater rafts. In the end, they settled on Safaris for the competition.

It was nice to see "my" boat doing a real job on a grade 3 course. But to make dramatic TV, the celebrities were being asked to do something beyond their abilities, and the number of capsizes showed that this particular inflatable is not error-proof. (I've put a complete beginner in my Safari on flat water, with no swims.)

Mary

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